The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 1 (Greg Nicotero/AMC)
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Best Zombie TV Shows Ranked by Tomatometer

After two seasons flirting with Rotten scores The Walking Dead came raging back with season 9 and its 91% score. Season 10 has kicked off nicely with scores in the 90s for its first two episodes. With the scores on the upswing, the AMC horror series has moved up on our list of the best of zombie TV.

The Walking DeadiZombie, In the Flesh, and other TV series that tackle the undead have found ravenous audiences both with the critical brains who write about them and the meat sacks who watch. We bit into our Tomatometer scores to find the best reviewed zombie shows on TV, including a few of those that feature zombie characters even if the’re not the show’s main focus.

Series are ranked by their series-level Tomatometer scores. The ones without overall scores are listed alphabetically at the bottom.

Z Nation (2014)

#21
Synopsis: A ragtag team attempt to transport the only known survivor of a zombie virus across post-apocalyptic America to a lab... [More]

Talking Dead (2011)

#20
Synopsis: Guests chat about episodes of the zombie chiller "The Walking Dead" and its spinoff, "Fear the Walking Dead."... [More]

Synopsis: Reality game show that sees ten contestants trying to survive in a simulated zombie apocalypse.... [More]
Starring:

Freakish (2016)

#18
Synopsis: A chemical explosion rocks a small town, leaving 20 high school students and a basketball coach as the only survivors.... [More]

The Returned (US) (2015)
67%

#17
Synopsis: A small town is turned upside down when people who were thought to be dead suddenly reappear.... [More]

#16
Synopsis: Residents of a small Alabama town are followed as they film their own independent zombie movie titled 'Thr33 Days Dead,'... [More]

#15
Synopsis: Chronicling the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown and before... [More]

Death Valley (2011)
75%

#14
Synopsis: Mockumentary following the LAPD's Undead Task Force as its members hunt monsters that roam the streets of California's San Fernando... [More]
Directed By: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Black Summer (2019)
75%

#13
Synopsis: Strangers band together to survive following a zombie apocalypse.... [More]

American Gods (2017)
76%

#12
Synopsis: "American Gods" posits a different kind of war brewing -- one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old... [More]

Glitch (2015)
80%

#11
Synopsis: A drama series where six individuals suddenly appear in a cemetery in the middle of the night with no recollection... [More]

Helix (2014)
81%

#10
Synopsis: A thriller about a team of scientists thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation after being deployed to the Arctic to... [More]

The Walking Dead (2010)
81%

#9
Synopsis: The story of the years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, following a group of survivors led by a former... [More]

Kingdom (2019)
89%

#8
Synopsis: In this period zombie thriller, a Korean prince is sent out on a mission to investigate an outbreak that threatens... [More]

Santa Clarita Diet (2017)
89%

#7
Synopsis: Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb... [More]

Dead Set (2008)
90%

#6
Synopsis: Zombies are rampaging Britain, and the Big Brother housemates are in for the eviction night...... [More]
Directed By: Charlie Brooker

iZombie (2015)
91%

#5
Synopsis: A zombie helps Seattle police solve murders by experiencing victims' memories when she eats their brains.... [More]

Pushing Daisies (2007)
96%

#4
Synopsis: This forensic fairytale follows Ned (Lee Pace), a young man with a very special gift. As a boy, Ned found... [More]

In The Flesh (2013)
97%

#3
Synopsis: An 18-year-old rehabilitated zombie adjusts to life after being returned to his family.... [More]

The Returned (2013)
97%

#2
Synopsis: Supernatural crime series is set in a quiet Alpine village.... [More]

Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)
99%

#1
Synopsis: When a plague threatens mankind, a chainsaw-handed hero reluctantly re-ups to save the world in this sort-of sequel to the... [More]


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